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A V-belt operates at 25 m/s peripheral speed. The mass of the belt per unit length is 0.9 kg/m. The value of centrifugal tension in belt is ______

(a) 592 N

(b) 562.5 N

(c) 973.6 N

(d) 946 N

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The correct option is (b) 562.5 N

To explain I would say: Tc = mv^2 = 0.9 * 25 * 25

Tc = 562.5 N.

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